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    The Hugo Valentin Lecture 2015: Professor Dieter Pohl

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is pleased to announce that prof. Dieter Pohl of the Institute of History at Klagenfurt University will be the Hugo Valentin Lecturer 2015. Pohl will lecture on “The New Empires of Violence 1930–1950”. The event will take place on Thursday, February 26th, 2015, in the University Main Building in Uppsala.
     

    Dieter Pohl is a prominent name in the domain of European contemporary history not least for his studies of the Nazi administration’s and Wehrmacht’s organization, methods and crimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the war. With his study from 2008, Die Herrschaft der Wehrmacht. Militärverwaltung und Bevölkerung in den besetzten Gebieten der Sowjetunion 1941–1944 (new ed. 2011), Pohl made a significant contribution to the understanding of the character and scope of the Wehrmacht's involvement in the crimes committed on the Eastern Front – in the course of events which Pohl has described as “the most brutal military occupation administration known in history up to then”.



    Prof. Dieter Pohl

    This in contrast to the belief common i West Germany for many years that in the main only the civil, Nazi, administration was responsible for the crimes. Pohl became doctor of philosophy in 1995 with Nationalsozialistische Judenverfolgung in Ostgalizien 1941–1944, and has also written a book (with Frank Bajohr) on the Holocaust as an “open secret” both within and outside Germany during the war. Pohl is author of a great number of other scholarly articles and books within this area of study in a wider sense. More recently, Pohl has turned to global perspectives on the mass violence of the twentieth century, and in his lecture in Uppsala on the 25th of February he will speak on the subject “The New Empires of Violence 1930–1950: Global Perspectives on the Decades of Mass Violence”. All are welcome.

    Pohl is Professor of Contemporary History at the Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt, Austria.

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    The Annual Hugo Valentin Lecture

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is pleased to announce that prof. Dieter Pohl of the Institute of History at Klagenfurt University will be the Hugo Valentin Lecturer 2015. Pohl will lecture on “The New Empires of Violence 1930–1950”. The event will take place on Thursday, February 26th, 2015, in the University Main Building in Uppsala.
     

    Dieter Pohl is a prominent name in the domain of European contemporary history not least for his studies of the Nazi administration’s and Wehrmacht’s organization, methods and crimes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union during the war. With his study from 2008, Die Herrschaft der Wehrmacht. Militärverwaltung und Bevölkerung in den besetzten Gebieten der Sowjetunion 1941–1944 (new ed. 2011), Pohl made a significant contribution to the understanding of the character and scope of the Wehrmacht's involvement in the crimes committed on the Eastern Front – in the course of events which Pohl has described as “the most brutal military occupation administration known in history up to then”.



    Prof. Dieter Pohl

    This in contrast to the belief common i West Germany for many years that in the main only the civil, Nazi, administration was responsible for the crimes. Pohl became doctor of philosophy in 1995 with Nationalsozialistische Judenverfolgung in Ostgalizien 1941–1944, and has also written a book (with Frank Bajohr) on the Holocaust as an “open secret” both within and outside Germany during the war. Pohl is author of a great number of other scholarly articles and books within this area of study in a wider sense. More recently, Pohl has turned to global perspectives on the mass violence of the twentieth century, and in his lecture in Uppsala on the 25th of February he will speak on the subject “The New Empires of Violence 1930–1950: Global Perspectives on the Decades of Mass Violence”. All are welcome.

    Pohl is Professor of Contemporary History at the Alpen-Adria-University in Klagenfurt, Austria.